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The lodge is constructed from the inside out. The rock pit, which holds the rocks and the circumference of the lodge, is marked in the earth by using two sticks tied together by a string. One stick is placed in the ground to mark the center of what will become the rock pit. The string is stretched out and the second stick is then used to scratch out the cirumference of the lodge in the earth. The Fire Pit, where the rocks are heated, is also marked. Both areas are consecrated with tobacco and prayers. Once this is done both pits are then dug out and the soil which is removed is used to create an earth altar either between the fire pit and the rock pit or in an area slightly north of where the door will be. Once the pits are consecrated and cleared, the spacing of the poles is marked and the poles placed in the ground.